1) Build and maintain strong relationship with host agency and support evidence-based policy and evaluation, while working closely with E2e to develop and execute research studies
2) Identify energy efficiency programs that present opportunities to use new evaluation methods in collaboration with agency staff, academic researchers, utilities, consultants and other stakeholders
3) Contribute to the design and oversee implementation of several concurrent research studies, including coordinating with and overseeing government partners, managing the data collection including subject selection and randomization, and traveling to program sites to monitor program fidelity
4) In coordination with the E2e PIs and research analysts, lead data analysis and development of research outputs
5) Provide technical assistance to agency staff to inform evidence-based decision-making and policy, including conducting data analysis and sharing expertise and best-practices in evaluation methods, as well as topical information on energy efficiency
6) Develop, participate and give training on evaluation methods for agency staff and outside stakeholders
7) Exchange best practices with researchers and evaluation professionals in other states (e.g., give presentations at industry conferences)
8) Prepare internal reports, project memos, summaries, presentations, blog posts, and manuscripts targeting for host agency and academic audiences, and other stakeholders
9) Other duties as assigned.
1) Proven knowledge of program evaluation and impact evaluation techniques and methods.
2) Experience managing data and conducting econometric analysis.
3) Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
4) Proven organizational skills and high attention to detail, with a strong focus on results.
5) Ability to balance multiple tasks and prioritize effectively to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
6) Focus on continuous process improvement.
7) Maturity, adaptability, and flexibility.
8) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience communicating with technical and non-technical audiences.
9) Proven ability to work both independently, in a self-directed manner, and as part of a team.
10) Knowledge of topics in energy and energy regulation, policy, and/or the environment preferred.
11) Passion for evidence-based decision making.
1) Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field.
2) Masterâ™s degree or higher.
1) Coursework in statistics, economics and econometrics.
2) A minimum of one year of relevant full-time research experience.
3) Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or Matlab.
4) Experience working with large and complex datasets strongly.
5) Experience working on field experiments/randomized controlled trials.
6) Understanding of energy topics, and/or energy efficiency programs.
7) The Fellow will be required to sign and abide by all required conflict of interest and disclosure policies and be forthcoming with any information on real or perceived conflicts of interest.
2) Cover Letter
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